A Communion of Subjects

A Communion of Subjects

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A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into the relationship between human beings and animals, and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live.waldau and patton introduction waldau and patton introduction NOTES a#39;a#39;Caught with Ourselves in ... Baffling marginality and ambiguity are also the theme of Chris McDonougha#39;s scholarly historical jaunt, a#39;a#39;Ridiculus Mus: Of Mice and Men in Roman Thought.a#39;a#39; This essay thoroughly engages the details of a seemingly bizarre preoccupation in the classical Mediterranean world with creatures that many of usanbsp;...

Title:A Communion of Subjects
Author:Paul Waldau, Kimberley Patton
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2009-05-22


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